Recipe – Christmas is coming soon !

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Hello everyone ! I’m still in the middle of exams but I thought i’d share another recipe with you. When I’m stressed I tend to eat more sweet things than usual (unfortunately) but after all, one piece of chocolate or cake once in a while won’t harm you 🙂
It’s been a while I haven’t made this chestnut-cream cake (called « Ardéchois » in french) and I thought it’d be a perfect recipe for winter (plus it’s super easy to make !)

You’ll need :
• 2 eggs
• 100 g sugar
• 100 g flour
• 100 g butter
• 200 g chestnut spread/cream (I used this one from Clement Faugier)
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 2 tablespoon of rum (optional)
• 1 pinch of salt

Preheat the oven at 180°C.
You’ll then have to mix the eggs with the sugar and the pinch of salt in a bowl. Then add in order the flour, the baking powder (mix mix) then the butter (preferably soft) and the chestnut cream (and finally the rum if you decided to put some).
Pour everything in a cake pan and leave in in the oven for 40mins (check with a knife if it’s cooked through)
And finally, enjoy with a cup of hot chocolate, or tea 😉

Take care !

Studying, studying and more studying..

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Hello everyone ! I hope you guys are doing fine ! I’ve just been my usual self, leading my uneventful life at home with my books and lecture notes, these days ^^
Finally, the pictures from this week are out ! It was pretty experimental for some of them (that I’ll post later on 😉 ) but it was fun, it’s always nice to try out something different !
Talking about Christmas inevitably means that you’ll have to worry about gifts, at some point. I find it harder every year to find nice and useful gifts for my loved ones. Especially for guys (may it be dad, boyfriend, best friend) because if they do need something, they’d usually get it themselves before you have the chance to think about it…
For girls, it’s easier, let’s be honest ! If some of you still need ideas (or you just want to make a gift to yourself), you should go have a look at Stine A. They make super cute pieces of jewelry, of a good quality and it’s affordable ! I personally love the dots collection (Santa, if you hear me 😉 ) but again, pretty much everything is cute ! The only con, is that you’d have to google-translate your way through their online shop which is in danish, but after all, it’s worth it 😉

What have you put on your wish list ? Or what are you going to gift your loved ones ?
Take care,
xoxo

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Pictures by Hans Schlueter
Makeup by Amy

Already December !

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It’s already this time of the year ! It’s crazy, I feel like this year went by pretty fast, although everyday felt like ages to me. I love december, maybe because my birthday is coming, but also because of Christmas, of course, and because it’s the only time of the year you’ll be sure all your family will get together ! Paris is really magical in December, with all its lights, the malls have set decorations in their windows, you’d go shopping for gifts.. it gives you the feeling you’re on holiday weeks before already 🙂

I’d be a lot more excited about december if it wasn’t my exam period right now (and for the next 2 weeks) because yes, it is stressing me out :/ I mean, it makes me happy that in 2 weeks only, I’ll be on holiday, but it doesn’t feel like enough time to me, to master my topics.. Oh well, I’ll just try  my best ! (and have no social life until then ^^ ) So I apologize in advance if I’m not posting as much as usual !

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I got myself a new foundation since mine was almost done anyways, it’s the « Studio Face & Body Foundation » from MAC. I’ll be trying it on for a shoot this evening, so we’ll see how it looks like with studio lights ! 🙂

Here is a little preview of a before/after look (don’t mind my dark circles please ^^ )
On the right picture I’m not wearing any make up and on the left one, nothing else but the foundation. It’s nice as it’s liquid enough to make it easy to put on & blend, and it’s very light, thus it won’t clog your pores but don’t expect a total coverage, you still can see pimples through it. Also, it’s not a foundation you can build up (it’ll just leave your skin sticky), I’d just put one layer to even things up. Overall I’m quite happy with it 🙂

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Take care and don’t catch a cold 🙂
xoxo